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Oil Leak from dipstick tube at the pan
Today, I was out and about. When I got back, I had a drip trail up by driveway and then back to where I back in. At that point I thought it was coolant, but didn't check it. Then off to the grocery store. At the store, another trail and then noticed a puddle under truck. Went ahead and got groceries and cam home. Same thing. Trail up the driveway and then a puddle once I parked. I got under the truck and I see it leaking from where the dipstick goes through the pan. I get my channel locks and tighten the big nut that goes around it. Re-started the truck and it is still leaking. It looks like it's leaking around the threads of the assembly. The truck has ~204,000 on ODO.
I don't want to drive it this way given the engine's requirements for oil.
How big of a deal is it to get this fixed? A shop trip? Big $$???